So Twitter just exploded with the news of the Yankees and Marlins working on a trade. The Yankees will send Martin Prado and David Phelps to the Marlins for Nathan Eovaldi and Garrett Jones. Eovaldi is a righty pitcher who throws hard but has issues giving up walks and fly balls. One positive is that he is relatively young (not yet 25) and it's possible the Yankees think that Larry Rothschild can work with him.
Jones could platoon with Tex at 1B/DH.
Some of my fellow IIATMS writers are not in love with this trade but I think the Yankees aren't done and that Brian Cashman has something else up his sleeves. [Editor's note: We're coming around on it. Slowly.]
UPDATE 1:30p: Joel Sherman is reporting that the Yankees are also getting Class A pitcher Domingo German. German was 9-3 with a 2.25 ERA. He threw 123 1/2 innings with 113 strikeouts and 25 walks last year.
UPDATE 1:36p: Jack Curry reports that the Yankees also sent an undisclosed about of cash to the Marlins. Hmmmmm.
Here's some more info on Domingo German, who will be accidentally called Domingo Jean by me at least 500 times:
German, the Marlins' 20th-ranked prospect according to MLB.com, was signed in 2009. He is projected to be ready by 2017, as the organization appears to be in no rush to further expedite his progress.
With a three-pitch mix, according to scouting reports, German can bring his sinker to the plate usually between 91-94 mph.
"There's room for growth for him that could lead to more velocity -- as well as an outstanding changeup," MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo wrote last week. "You don't see a 1.7 BB/9 rate or a 5 K/BB ratio from young pitchers just getting started very often."
This sportsbook lists the Yankees with a +2400 for the 2015 World Series.